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June 1, 2016

E-Cigarettes Not Meeting Potential as 'Disruptive Technology,' Study Shows

May 9, 2016 — Most smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes have rejected them as less satisfying than regular cigarettes, reducing their potential to be a “disruptive technology” that could help a ... read more

Clinicians Need to Screen 'Nicotine Naive' Teenagers for Vaping, Says Addictions Expert

May 6, 2016 — An addictions expert calls on clinicians to screen for vaping among teens, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks associated with electronic ... read more

Human Heart Cells Respond Less to E-Cig Vapour Than Tobacco Smoke

May 4, 2016 — Substantial differences have been observed in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke. Researchers have investigated how the same type of cells as ... read more

One in Six Children Hospitalized for Lung Inflammation Positive for Marijuana Exposure

Apr. 30, 2016 — A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana ... read more

Chronic Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Make It Harder to Quit Smoking

Apr. 28, 2016 — Chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be a contributing factor to poor smoking cessation rates in smokers addicted to ... read more

Electronic Cigarettes Are Beneficial to UK Public Health, New Report Shows

Apr. 27, 2016 — Electronic cigarettes have the potential to contribute to reducing death and disability caused by Britain's biggest killer, say experts. The evidence summarized in the report shows that ... read more

Teenage E-Cigarette Use 'Clustered' in Certain Schools, Study Finds

Apr. 26, 2016 — Since 2011, the prevalence of adolescent electronic cigarette use has drastically increased in the U.S. Certain school environments have an impact on electronic cigarette use among teenagers, a new ... read more

Top Tobacco Control Experts to FDA: Studies of E-Cigs Suggest More Benefit Than Harm

Apr. 25, 2016 — Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration to have a broad 'open-minded' perspective when it comes to regulating ... read more

Smoking Cessation Medications Do Not Appear to Increase Risk of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects, Study Finds

Apr. 22, 2016 — The smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion do not appear to increase the incidence of serious neuropsychiatric side effects compared to placebo, according to a new ... read more

One Antidepressant Shown to Control Weight During 2-Year Study

Apr. 20, 2016 — Bupropion (marketed as Wellbutrin) is the only antidepressant that tends to be linked to long-term modest weight loss, new research indicates. Previously, researchers linked depression to ... read more

Smoking and Schizophrenia: Understanding, Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Apr. 18, 2016 — Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region involved in the brain reward system. These new data ... read more

Apr. 16, 2016 — Healthcare facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and ... read more

Challenging the American Consensus on E-Cigarettes: The English Raise the Ante

Apr. 6, 2016 — To e-puff or not to e-puff: that is the question. Public Health England recently released an evidence review claiming that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful to health than combustible ... read more

Women With Unhealthy BMIs Who Smoke, Drink at Two-Fold Higher Risk of Asthma

Apr. 6, 2016 — Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a ... read more

Financial Incentives Are Highly Effective in Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

Apr. 5, 2016 — For the last three decades, developing more effective smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women -- especially among vulnerable populations -- has been a public health priority. Now there is ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A study of light-use hookah or waterpipe smokers found evidence of lung function abnormalities, including marked changes in cells lining the airways, a new study ... read more

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

Apr. 5, 2016 — In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental ... read more

Less Than One Percent of Millions of Google E-Cigarette Searches Focused on Quitting Smoking

Mar. 31, 2016 — The vast majority of searches pertained to e-cigarette shopping, while few related to cessation or vaping ... read more

Researchers Urge Arthritis Patients to Give Up Smoking to Help Them Live Longer

Mar. 31, 2016 — New evidence has been found to suggest that, not only is smoking associated with earlier deaths in those with rheumatoid arthritis, but also those who stop smoking dramatically reduce their risk of ... read more

Study Finds Cessation Program Delivered on Twitter to Be Twice as Effective as Other Methods for Helping Smokers Quit

Mar. 29, 2016 — Subjects in one of the first real-time, fully automated, Twitter-based smoking intervention programs -- Tweet2Quit -- were twice as successful at kicking the habit as those using traditional methods, ... read more

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